Joined: Apr 2018
As someone that has seen A LOT of Hagelin... He is an actual good guy, tenacious, solid forechecker. However, he is also an offensive black hole that will zap you offensive momentum. What he brings to the team is useful, but it is also something that you can get by cycling through 23 year old guys from the AHL who are passionate and trying to earn their stay in the NHL, and doing it at league minimum $. Accounting for his added experience over those kids... $1.5M would have been plenty. This is $1M+ too much per year. Keeping Hagelin for 4 years is a positive, doing so at $2.75M is not.